38th Annual School Art Exhibition

Return to Art

Return to Art is the theme of the 38th annual Youth Art Month Exhibition.  The display is now open in the Center Space Gallery of the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City.  This year the spotlight shines on high school students, celebrating the ingenuity and vision of students in ninth through twelfth grade. 

Student artists whose work has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition will be honored at a reception and recognition ceremony at the Museum on Saturday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. The reception will be hosted by Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for women in education.  The event is free and open to all.

This year’s exhibition features artwork from high school students at Belmond-Klemme, Central Springs, Forest City, Hampton-Dumont, Mason City, Newman Catholic, West Fork and West Hancock High Schools.

The purpose of Youth Art Month is to emphasize the value of art education for all students and to encourage support for quality school art programs.  Demonstrated outcomes of art education are the development of critical thinking skills, self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression and cooperative working skills.  Art teachers from Central Rivers Area Education Agency, Clear Lake Regional Office schools were invited to enter artwork from their students.  Sixty-three works from eight schools were selected for this year’s show.  The exhibition continues through Saturday, April 9.

Rylee Keehn, Fennec Fox, chalk pastel, Hampton-Dumont High School, 10th Grade